Within any business there is always room for improvement. This is key for expansion, growth and profit. With the three objectives above being important for many businesses it is important to make sure that people know what needs to be improved and how they are going to go about it.
Firstly to find out what needs to be improved it is important that a meeting is held to see what everyone thinks and how well the business’s services or products are performing. Once this is known then procedures can be put in to place to make sure that things improve. Sometimes a lack of communication can cause problems.
It is also important that everyone is up to date with any new rules and regulations that affect the business. Therefore courses for everyone are necessary, especially when regulations are changing so often. Common sense should always be used but common sense alone cannot make up for a lack of knowledge which could so easily be learned.
Training courses can not only allow people to stay updated in the area in which they work but can also teach them a new area so that they can take on more responsibility which can give people an added incentive. Sometimes even having something new to do from time to time can be the incentive some people need to shine. And most of the time money is not the motivator many people think it is but instead it’s responsibility which is the most important factor.
Training can come in many different forms, from sitting in a conference for the day, to writing a portfolio full of course work, to doing essays and sitting exams. All of which are ways of learning. However different ways of learning can be more effective for some than others. For example some people find that they don’t seem to learn anything when listening to instructions alone whilst others find that studying for an exam helps them to learn.
As well as the above mentioned ways to learn there is also on the job training such as apprenticeships. Apprenticeships are now offered in a wide range of fields such as plumbing, engineering and even accounting. This is a way to both learn and gain experience and with many government bodies now offering some sort of incentive to businesses to take on apprentices now has never been a better time to improve your work force.
[author ]Kirsty Scott is a HR manager who is an advocate of www.mfq.co.uk for business training needs.[/author]